Although not explicitly available in the settings, setting a preferred terminal was not as difficult as I thought it would be. Gnome uses GConf2 to handle these kind of settings. Using the gconf-editor on Natty, I could see that there was a setting entry for a terminal at /desktop/gnome/applications/terminal
On disk, this setting is stored in
In Lisa, there is no path to this file on disk, so lets sort that out. First install konsole, or your terminal of choice
sudo apt-get install konsole
Find the location of the konsole command. This is needed below:
noel@behemoth ~ $ which konsole
Now create the setting
mkdir -p ~/.gconf/desktop/gnome/applications/terminal/
In Vim, paste in the following text and save (:wq).
<entry name="exec" mtime="1337527678" type="string">
<entry name="exec_arg" mtime="1336942220" type="string">
With that in place, you should see your favorite terminal used with the Launch Terminal keyboard binding:
System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts
Within Nautilus, the "Open in terminal" still launches the Gnome terminal. I suspect this is because Nautilus is a compiled dependency.